Thursday's meeting is simultaneously a pivot for the Obama administration away from its stalled legislative agenda and a rare chance for White House-level attention for a large group of academic leaders.
A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.
Maryland goes big with a college completion law, and some community college leaders say they like its comprehensiveness.
A digital badging project at UC Davis is drawing notice, but the innovation looks more like competency-based education than a form of alternative credentials.
A California court blocks an accreditor from shuttering City College of San Francisco, at least until a lawsuit filed by the city attorney goes to trial.
President Obama's science and technology council recommends the federal government and regional accreditors get out of the way for MOOCs.
As federal panel weighs fate of agency that withdrew support from City College of San Francisco, lawmakers on Capitol Hill ponder future role for the government in accreditation.
Lumina Foundation creates group of colleges working on competency-based degrees, with goals of defining what works and what, exactly, competency-based education should be.
Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.
UConn's stalled proposal to limit outside credits earned by non-transfer students generates controversy and may be a sign of future tussles to come over "unbundled" degrees.
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